Tuesday, October 12, 2010
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
Looking down the cantilever. Tahune Airwalk, September, 2010.
For those not in the know, a cantilever is a beam supported on only one end. The beam carries the load to the support where it is resisted by moment and shear stress. Cantilever construction allows for overhanging structures without external bracing.
If you've ever been on the three metre diving board, you will know what a mean. There's a bit of spring under foot and it sways in the wind.
The photo below was taken 48 metres above the ground. The cantilever afford you an impressive view of the Picton and Huon Rivers, as well as the surrounding forest and mountains.
Henry and Ezra loved the sensation. However, Jen was looking a little green after Ezra's attempt to get it pumping...
The view from the cantilever, as the river forks in two. Tahune Airwalk, September, 2010.